Apply For African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) Continental Award 2017 Edition

The Commission of the African Union is committed to support the use and development of science in Africa and has, since 2008 been running the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE). These awards are in memory of the Great Pan-Africanist and First President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, a firm believer in African liberation and unity! A man who pursued a revolutionary pan-African policy, with a strong vision extending beyond national boundaries, for the creation of a new Africa, “a federal union of African states”. He is among the key founding fathers of the then Organization of African Unity in 1963, an important pan-Africanist organization, which later become the African Union in 2002. Today the “dream and determination” of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah inspires Africa in all facets of development.
The AUKNASE programme is implemented at national level for young researchers, regional level for women scientists and continental level open to all scientists. The Continental level is the highest level of the programme. The objective is to give out scientific awards to top African scientists for their scientific achievements and valuable discoveries and findings.
This form is to be used to nominate suitably qualified candidates for the Continental Awards for the 2017 Edition. Please read the “Rules and Procedures carefully before nominating a candidate.

1. This nomination is for AUKNASE for
Please tick appropriate BOX


2. This nomination is for AUKNASE for SECTOR

Please tick appropriate Sector

Life and Earth Sciences and Innovation

Basic Science, Technology and Innovation

3. Nominees Personal Information
Family Name:

First Name:

Middle Name:

Birth Date/Place

Nationality: (current)
(at birth, if different)




Mobile Phone:


Alternate email

4. Nominator’s Information

Full name (last name)


Institution and Address:


Mobile Phone:


Alternate email

5. Academic background of Nominee

Degree obtained Training Period Institution

6. Employment background of Nominee

Position Period Institution

7. Academic achievements and publications

Journals Publications As senior author Give full citation of up to five of the top ones


Book chapters



Please provide H-index for the nominee (must provide any two from the three categories below)



Please provide a complete and detailed description of the work of the nominee for which s/he is nominated for the award. Please note that the home base of the nominee should be an institution in Africa. How is the work important, relevant, high quality? and what is the role played by the nominee? What is the impact so far and what further impact is expected in the future? Has s/he trained and mentored others?, if so, give details with numbers. What is his/her record in fund mobilization, institution building? The focus should be on the quality of the work and not necessarily the number of publications. The nominator should provide a narrative presentation (up to five pages) of the importance, relevance, quality and impact of the work. A full CV as well as 5-10 copies of best publications are to be submitted together with the nomination form.

Please attach a full CV with complete list of publications
Please attach 5-10 selected publications
Honors and Recognition (Please list any honors and recognitions received by the nominee)
List Academy that Nominee is a Fellow of and year of election, like wise any prizes and awards

Academy Year Institution



Referee 1 Referee 2 Referee 3




Mobile Phone


Signature: ———————————- Date: ——————————–

9. Submission of the Nomination Form with supporting documents

9.1 The 2017 Edition of the Continental Scientific Awards shall be organized under the supervision of the African Union Commission.
9.2 The deadline for submission of the Nomination Form with supporting documents is 10th of November 2017 at 17:00 hours Addis Ababa time, but the Commission reserves to extend this deadline to esnure success of the programme. The Nomination Form with all the supporting documents should be posted via physical courier to the following address (NOT by Fax or E-mail):

The Officer in Charge
AU Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence 2017 Edition,
Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology
African Union Commission
Roosevelt Street
P. O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

NB: On the right back side of the envelope, please insert the following information:

[From: Full Name, Contact and E-Mail Addresses of the Applicant] and “add the Following Note” [“AUKNASE /Not to be opened before the Opening Session”

Nomination form

Rules of Procedure

Deadline : November 10, 2017

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